Weekly Feature



2018-08-08 / Lifestyles

Library News

Kenilworth Branch
318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657
Library hours

Summer hours are: Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Library events

WonderMakers present: “Libraries Rock,” an interactive story theater program focusing on this year's summer reading theme, will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. No registration is required.

A craft club for children ages 5 and older will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to make a fun craft. All of the materials will be provided. Registration is required for this program.

Buffalo Animal Adventures Presents: North American Journey will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. For all ages, the program allows participants to explore the frozen tundra, vast prairies and semitropical climates of North America and meet the animals that live here. No registration is required for this program.

A music and art journaling group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. Participants will be able to explore art journaling to music in a relaxed setting. All materials, as well as some prompts to get creative juices flowing, will be provided. No artistic or journaling experience necessary. Registration is required.

Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

Kenmore Branch
160 Delaware Road 873-2842
Library hours

Summer hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Library events

WonderMakers present: “Libraries Rock,” an interactive story theater program focusing on this year's summer reading theme, will take place 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. The program is open to all ages, and no registration is required.

Toddler Time for Twos will be held at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Parents can bring their 2-year-olds to the library for story time, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Registration is required, and participants may register for only one session time, as space is limited.

Books and Barks will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11. The program helps children ages 5 to 12 improve their literacy skills and reading confidence by spending 15 minutes reading to a licensed therapy dog. Registration is required.

Buffalo Animal Adventures Presents: North American Journey will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. For all ages, the program allows participants to explore the frozen tundra, vast prairies and semi-tropical climates of North America and meet the animals that live here. No registration is required.

Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

City of Tonawanda
333 Main St. 693-5043
Library hours

Summer hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The library is closed Wednesdays.

Library events

A Desert Dish Garden Project program for children ages 6 to 12 will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. The program is one of a series of library activities called Super Summer STEM Fun. Registration is required.

The Niagara University Repertory Theatre will visit the library to bring beloved children’s tales to life from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Families with children ages 2 and up are invited to come and enjoy this ensemble of trained actors playing dozens of characters. Registration is required.

An end-of-summer picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, which will feature comedian and juggler Nels Ross at 11 a.m. and balloon sculptures by Joe. The Kiwanis Club of The Tonawandas will provide a hot dog lunch at noon, with snacks and drinks provided by the Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library. Participants are asked to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on, as well as their reading logs. Registration is required.

Book a tech trainer for a 45-minute session at 5, 6 or 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, and get one-on-one training in a choice of topics including computer basics, setting up a Facebook account, setting up a Skype account, iPad basics and Kindle Fire basics. Registration is required.

Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

North Tonawanda Branch
505 Meadow Drive 693-4132
Library hours

Summer hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays.

Library events

“Get Soaked at the Library,” an outdoor program for children ages 3 to 5, will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Participants are asked to wear clothes that can get wet. The program will be followed up by an annual tea party at 11:15 a.m., which parents may join. Those who have been soaked must wear shoes or flip-flops in the library.

A S.T.E.A.M.-Powered Club for children in grades four and up will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. There will be a lip-sync battle, in which participants will listen to music and compete with props and crafts.

A talent show and hot dog picnic will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. The talent show, which will feature local children who have been preparing their acts all summer, will run from 5 to 6 p.m. The hot dog picnic will follow from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with hot dogs provided by the Kiwanis Club of The Tonawandas.

Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club training will take place at the library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.

Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

Brighton Place
999 Brighton Road 332-4375
Library hours

Summer hours are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The library is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Library events

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. Participants can learn how to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs. Instruments are provided, and no experience is necessary. The suggested donation is $5 per class, and sign-up is required.

Cursive writing classes for children are taking place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25. During the five-week course, participants will learn to practice an activity that is missing from many school curriculums. Worksheets will be provided, but students are asked to bring a pencil and eraser. Registration is required, as space is limited.

The Anime Meet-Up club for children ages 13 and up will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants watch Anime and discuss related topics, including manga and Japanese culture. The program is limited to 35 participants.

Call the library for more information or to register for any of these events.

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